The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO


April 7, 2014

Prep roundup: Joplin girls win at Carthage Invitational

CARTHAGE, Mo. — Joplin won four events and captured the girls’ team championship Monday at the Carthage Invitational track and field meet.

Carthage won the boys’ division with 140 points and Joplin was second with 110.5. Overall, Carthage’s teams scored 219 points and won the Carl Lewton Total Team Award. Joplin was second with 214.5 points.

Joplin’s girls won the 4x100-meter relay with a team of Sidnee Palmer, Lexi Wilson, Aliyah Vogt and Leah Rader. Wilson, Vogt and Rader ran on the winning 4x200 relay with Katie Roy. Rader won the 400 and Joplin’s Emma Hueller won the shot put.

Carthage’s Sierra Barrett won the long jump and triple jump, Taylor Stanley won the discus and Madison Burt won the 300 hurdles. Emily Sorrell of East Newton won the 1,600.

In the boys’ division, Ben Southwick of Carthage won the Erick Grove Memorial Mile in 4 minutes, 39.3 seconds. Matt Riechman-Bennett of Joplin was second and Kush Bhatka of Joplin was third. Riechman-Bennett and Bhatka placed 1-2 in the 3200.

Dustin Hunter of Joplin won the 110 and 300 hurdles and tied for first in the 100 meters. Joplin won the 4x100 and 4x400 relays.

Bailey Gardner of Joplin and Eli Wells of Carthage tied for first place in the pole vault. E.J. Morgan of Carthage won the long jump and triple jump, Southwick won the 800 and Dausen Gourley won the 200.

East Newton’s Travis Allen won the shot put.

Carl Junction’s Magee second in 200

BRANSON, Mo. — Matt Magee of Carl Junction won the boys’ 200 meters Saturday at the Branson Invitational track and field meet with a time of 23.28 seconds. Teammate Alex McMullin was fifth.

Carl Junction was second in the 4x100 and 4x200 relays and was fifth in the 4x800 relay. Lucas Hertzberg was fifth in the 400.

Chase Johnston tied for fourth in the high jump and was fourth in the shot put. In the pole vault, Christian Pittman was fourth and Keenan Baker was fifth. Chris Whelan was third in the triple jump.

In the girls’ division, Sevie Kinzer was third in the 100 and 300 hurdles, JeLynn Tatum was second in the 800 and placed third in the 1,600. The Bulldogs were second in the 4x800.

In the field events, Katrin McGriff was second in the discus and fifth in the shot put, Katie Skaggs was second in the shot put, and Bradyn Wall tied for second in the high jump.

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